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Arthritis Treatment victoria BC

Foot Problems Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis Treatment Victoria

Arthritis Treatment victoria, BC

Arthritis is a frequent component of complex diseases that may involve more than 100 identifiable disorders. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout are common conditions treated by foot and ankle specialists. The feet are very susceptible to arthritis because of the tremendous force that goes through the joints with walking and running. Common symptoms of arthritis include, swelling, redness, pain, stiffness in one or more joints, the formation of joint spurs, and deformity.

Causes of Arthritis


  • Heredity
  • Age
  • Viral and bacterial infections
  • Excessive weight
  • Prescription and illegal drugs
  • Systemic disease
  • Ill-fitting shoes
  • Trauma

What can you do?

  • Wear supportive shoes on a daily basis
  • Begin a program of physical therapy, exercise, and/or massage
  • Use ice packs or hot packs
  • Soak feet in lukewarm water
  • Wear shock-retarding insoles

What can a Podiatrist do for you?